2 Tongue & Groove Events This Week! 10/22 & 10/26

As one of the founders of Litcrawl NoHo/LA I’ve gotta say that year 2 has something for everybody. Please come on out. Ride the Metro.

In a nutshell, it’s 34 literary event in 30 locations in 3 rounds starting at 7pm and it’s all FREE! See the entire program schedule here http://litcrawl.org/la/schedule

LitCrawl NoHo/LA

Brawl at the Crawl: A Ringside Reading

7pm 10/22

XMA World Headquarters
5140 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601

https://www.facebook.com/events/739280692804436/

Tongue & Groove presents Write ClubHosted by the Archduke, Justin Welborn,
The Whore of Hollywood Babylon Herself, Paula Killen, Hosted by the Archduke.
2 opposing ideas for 7 minutes each and the audience picks a winner. Bout one is Write Club: 2 participating in the literary fisticuffs are writers Jeffrey Dorchen vs. Mike O’Connell. Don’t Miss It!  And Protect Yourself At All Times.


SPREADING THE WORD for 11 YEARS!

Tongue & Groove

A monthly literary variety show with music produced by Conrad Romo. This  monthfeatures: Suzanne Lummis “Open 24 Hours”, Tod Goldberg “Gangsterland”, Milo Martin “Poems for the Utopian Nihilist”, Sarah LaBrie, B. Mark Seabrooks and  music by  Jesse Macht.

Sunday October 26
6-7:30 pm
The Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca 90028
$7.00

Tod Goldberg is the author of a dozen books, including “Gangsterland”, which will be released in 2014 from Counterpoint. His essays, journalism and criticism have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and, most recently, Best American Essays 2013. He lives in Indio, CA where he directs the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside.

Milo Martin is a Northern California native. In the ’90’s he was very active in the Onyx Cafe poetry scene and formed the original ’97 Hollywood/Los Feliz Slam Team and later the National Slam winners in 2004 and 2005. Milo has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. His works have been translated into four languages. He  has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from USC. The title of my most recent collection of poetry is called, “Poems for the Utopian Nihilist”. He is finishing a new collection of poetry entitled “Sublemon/Sublime” and is looking for a new publisher.

Suzanne Lummis Poet and Writer, Teacher, Actor, Performer, Literary Arts Organizer. She has led the beginning through master class workshops in poetry at the UCLA Extension since 1991. In she won the Blue Lynx Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. In 2011 she was the driving force behind a 25-event citywide series, “Night and the City: L.A. Noir in Poetry, Fiction and Film”.  She is co-editor of Beyond Baroque’s new imprint, The Pacific Coast Poetry Series, which will publish an important new anthology of Los Angeles area poets in 2014. Suzanne also serves as the Literary Director for The Arroyo Arts Collective’s “Poetry in the Windows” public art project.

Sarah LaBrie’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Epoch, Joyland, Trop, Encyclopedia Journal and the NewerYork, and was anthologized in the 2013 California Prose Directory.

Mark Seabrooks, a Louisville Kentucky native, has been a writer in L.A. for over twenty years and a storyteller his entire life.  He has worked on sitcoms for all the major networks, has written for comedians such as Redd Foxx, Cedric the Entertainer, and Steve Harvey. He has been a professor of dramatic writing at NYU Tisch Asia and is now working on creating his own storytelling website.

Jesse Macht is a native Los Angelean and grew up in a family of entertainers.  Jesse was featured as one of ASCAP Nashville’s up-and-coming songwriters at the WE CREATE MUSIC concert series at The Basement. He has two CDs.

Come early!  Seating is limited and we start on time! tongueandgroovela.com

The club is a two story black brick building 1/3 rd of a block below Hollywood Bl. There are parking lots on Selma as well as Cahuenga. Meters need to be fed till 8pm.

Avoid Cahuenga street parking. The signs are deceptive.

Tongue & Groove – 4 Events this September!

Tongue & Groove, Altadena in collaboration with The Secret Fork – September 14th

Sunday September 14th
4:30 pm
Location TBA!
$9.00

The Secret Fork is a Community based Marketplace popping up in different locations in Los Angeles. The Secret Fork is a fun and family friendly event. Their goal is to create a space for local food crafters, urban farmers and chefs to give them an avenue of exposure to share their wonderful talents and creations with our members.

You can bring blankets and enjoy this performance in the beautiful little stone amphitheater on the property (TBA!) while enjoying some delicious food & drinks from our talented vendors!

Once you reserve your tickets, $9, you’ll be notified via email on Saturday, September 13th with all necessary info! Get your tickets here.


Tongue & Groove, Los Angeles – September 21st

A monthly literary variety show with music produced by Conrad Romo. This  month features: Chris L. Terry “Zero Fade”, Renee Swindle “A Pinch of Ohh La La”, Tony DuShane “Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk”, Brandon Jordan Brown, Dana JohnsonElsewhere, California and  music by  Adam Levy

Sunday September 21st
6-7:30 pm
The Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 No. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca 90028
$7.00

Come early!  Seating is limited and we start on time! tongueandgroovela.com

The club is a two story black brick building 1/3 rd of a block below Hollywood Bl. There are parking lots on Selma as well as Cahuenga. Meters need to be fed till 8pm.

Avoid Cahuenga street parking. The signs are deceptive.


Tongue & Groove debuts in Orange County – September 28th

A literary variety show of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo and Cynthia Romanowski. This month features: Ron Carlson, Samantha Dunn, Lisa Alvarez, Shanna Mahin, Doug Woods, Shawnacy Kiker and music by Jimmy Camp.

Sunday September 28
7pm
The Continental Room
115 W. Santa Fe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Free

RSVP here!


Tongue & Groove, Culver City – September 29th

For the first time in Culver City, Tongue & Groove hosts a reading followed by an open mic!

Monday September 29
8pm
Muddy Leek
8631 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Free


Tongue & Groove, Los Angeles – Bios

Chris L. Terry’s debut novel Zero Fade was on Best of 2013 lists by the American Library Association, Slate.com and Kirkus Reviews. He is currently working on a novel about a mixed-race punk rocker and his black imaginary friend.

Dana Johnson is the author of Elsewhere, California and Break Any Woman Down, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her work has appeared in the literary journals Slake, Callaloo, and The Iowa Review, among others, and anthologized in Shaking the Tree: A Collection of New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women, The Dictionary of Failed Relationships, and California Uncovered: Stories for the 21st Century. Born and raised in and around Los Angeles, California, she is an associate professor of English at the University of Southern California where she teaches literature and creative writing.

Tony DuShane writes for the San Francisco Chronicle, Penthouse, Mother Jones and The Rumpus. He enjoys long walks in his walk-in closet.

Renee Swindle is a California native. She grew up in Vallejo and Lynwood and then went on to earn her BA in English from University of California, Irvine and her MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University. She is the author of several novels including Please Please Please which was an Essence Magazine/Blackboard Bestseller; and also Shake Down The Stars.

Brandon Jordan Brown was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and raised in the South. He moved to California to pursue his MA in theology. Brandon is a 2014 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, and his work has been published or is forthcoming in The Bakery, Day One, decomP and The Rufous City Review. He is currently writing his first book of poetry, Viking Ships in Los Angeles.

Adam Levy is an accomplished jazz guitarist singer-songwriter and a working writer/artist Levy has recorded with Norah Jones(with a six-year stint touring as a member of her Handsome Band) and Tracy Chapman among others. He has released several solo albums as well. The Heart Collector is his latest studio album.


Tongue & Groove, Orange County – Bios

Ron Carlson’s newest novel is Return to Oakpine. His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and other journals as well as The Best American Short Stories, The O’Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and other anthologies; they have been performed on National Public Radio’s “This American Life” and “Selected Shorts.” Ron Carlson Writes A Story, his book on writing is taught widely. He is the author of two books of poems, Room Service and The Blue Box. He has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Cohen Prize at Ploughshares, the McGinnis Award at the Iowa Review, the Aspen Literary Award; and his novel Five Skies was One Book Rhode Island in 2009. Mr. Carlson is the Director of the Graduate Program in Fiction at UC Irvine.

Samantha Dunn is a widely published journalist and essayist and is the author of four books. She teaches creative writing at UCLA’s Writers Program and Idyllwild Arts Academy. Formerly a staff writer at The Orange County Register, Sam has written for O the Oprah Magazine, Ms., The Los Angeles Times, InStyle and many others. She is a mentor for the PEN/USA Emerging Voices Program and is founder of The Workshop, a private writing series. For more info visit www.samanthadunn.net

Lisa Alvarez’s essays and short stories have appeared in the American Book ReviewThe Los Angeles Times, OC Weekly, Faultline, Santa Monica Review, Green Mountains Review and in anthologies, including Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America. With Alan Cheuse, she edited Writers Workshop in a Book: The Community of Writers on the Art of Fiction. She is a professor of English at Irvine Valley College and co-directs the Writers Workshops at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She also maintains the Orange County blog The Mark On The Wall http://themarkonthewall.blogspot.com

Shanna Mahin is a high school dropout with a fierce desire to disprove her 9th grade English teacher’s prediction of “a lifetime of wasted potential.” Too bad he’s dead, or she’d point out her PEN Emerging Voices fellowship, her MacDowell and Norman Mailer Colony fellowships, and her debut novel, Oh! You Pretty Things, forthcoming from Dutton in May of 2015. Rest in peace, asshole.

Douglas Wood painfully, cripplingly shy, Douglas Wood hasn’t done much of anything, so here are some exaggerations and half-truths mixed with falsehood and heresy for your reading pleasure: he may or may not be a singer and songwriter who lives in Hollywood. He may or may not have written a bunch of plays and musicals that you’ve never heard of when he lived in Chicago. Douglas Wood’s older, successful brother, Felix, is the one who should be reading. Felix is great but he wasn’t available. Douglas will have to do. Douglas is however a dead ringer for Alexander Skarsgard, though, so there’s that. http://www.douglaswood.net

Shawnacy Kiker is an MFA candidate, mother of seven, and the poetry editor of The Coachella Review. She self-published her first work of fiction, Donald Duck, Surprise! in her bedroom at the age of four. The work is currently out of print. Her poetry and prose has since been published by various kind people in print and around the web.

Tongue & Groove – Tues, August 26, 2014

SPREADING THE WORD for 10 YEARS!

A literary variety show tonight of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo. This month features Taylor Negron, Tonya Ingram ” Growl and Snare”, David Darmstaedter “‘Costa Rican Schadenfreude”, Ann Buxie and  music by Logan Heftel.

Tues, August 26th
6:30-7:45 pm
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica, CA 90402

FREE ADMISSION

Taylor Negron is a comedian, novelist, playwright and an overall a bon vivant. As an actor he can be seen in the upcoming films Pledge This, Retirement and Surf School which he also co-produced. He just got back from an off Broadway show The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron, and was met with standing ovations.

David Darmstaedter was born in Manhattan and lives in Topanaga. He has been a performing poet, a playwright and a penned a few screenplays before settling into writing novels. His first novel, My Monster, is in development with Mark Ruffalo producing. He has also written, ‘Jesus Feet’ – ‘One Last Prayer’ and ‘Snake For The Day’ which is also in development as a movie. He will be rereading from his latest book ‘Costa Rican Schadenfreude’.

Ann Buxie is a poet/storyteller raised in Yuma, Arizona and now lives in Malibu where she produces the wonderful home concert series, Tales By The Sea.

Tonya Ingram is the 2011 New York Knicks Poetry Slam champion, a member and co-founder of NYU’s poetry slam team, a member of the 2011 Urban Word-NYC team and the 2013 Nuyorican Grand Slam team. She is the author of “Growl and Snare”. Her work has traveled to Ghana, California, Michigan, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., New York, The Literary Bohemian, Cultural Weekly, Upworthy, Youtube and season four of Lexus Verses and Flow. She is a New York University alumna, a Cincinnati native, a Bronx-bred introvert, and a hopeful Los Angeles flower-child, where she will be pursuing her MFA in Public Practice at Otis College of Art & Design.

Logan Heftel is a producer and singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles.

Conrad Romo grew up in L.A. short, stocky and swarthy. He is the producer and host of one of the very best literary reading events in L.A. called Tongue & Groove at the Hotel Cafe, now into year 11. He is also a co-founder of the NoHo Litcrawl and has earns his daily bread as a salesman. His writing has appeared in Los Angeles Review, Wednesday Magazine, Noveltown, Tu Ciudad, Brooklyn & Boyle, Palehouse, Huizache and Latinos in Lotusland. He can be reached at ww.conradromo.com

Come early! Seating is limited and we start on time!

For more info, visit: http://www.annenbergfoundation.org/trustee-signature-projects/annenberg-community-beach-house

 

Tongue & Groove – Sun, August 24, 2014

SPREADING THE WORD for 10 YEARS!

A monthly literary variety show with music produced by Conrad Romo. This  month features: Jim Ruland ” Forest of Fortune”, J. Ryan Stradal “Kitchens of the Great Midwest”, Dinah Lenney ” The Object Parade”, Rolland Vasin,  Cathy Schenkelberg and our  musical guest TBD.

Sunday, August 24th
6-7:30 pm
The Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

$7.00 at the door

RSVP here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/671927786232758/

Jim Ruland is the author of the short story collection Big Lonesome and co-author with Scott Campbell, Jr. of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch of Giving the Finger. His debut novel is Forest of Fortune, by Tyrus Press.

J. Ryan Stradal volunteers at 826LA and co-produces the literary/culinary event “Hot Dish,” and works in TV, most recently as the Supervising Producer on the A&E series “Storage Wars: Texas.” He likes wine, books, root beer, and peas. Some places where he as been published include Hobart, The Rattling Wall, Midwestern Gothic, The Rumpus, and McSweeney’s. His first novel “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” will be published in 2015 by Viking.

Dinah Lenney is the author of Bigger Than Life: A Murder, a Memoir, and co-authored Acting for Young Actors. Her essays and reviews have been published in a wide range of publications and anthologies including LARB, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, AGNI, Creative Nonfiction, the Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and Brevity. com. Dinah serves as core faculty for the Bennington Writing Seminars, the Rainier Writing Workshop, and in the Master of Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California. Her new book, The Object Parade, was recently published by Counterpoint Press. http://www.dinahlenney.com

Cathy Schenkelberg is an actress, singer, mom and all around bon vivant. She will tell you how she feels about spending nearly one million dollars on scientology services for her bridge to freedom and then some.

Rolland Vasin, third-generation American writer (pen name Vachine) is published in the journals Open Minds Quarterly, Gnome, and Found and Lost and is an active open-mic-reader at venues from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Big Sur, California. He has featured at Los Angeles’ World Stage, The Rapp Saloon, and Cobalt Cafe, among others, and dabbles in improvisational theater and stand-up comedy for which we was recognized as the Laugh Factory’s 1992 3rd Funniest CPA in Los Angeles. As a day job, Rolland’s CPA corporation audits youth and family charities.

Come early! Seating is limited and we start on time! tongueandgroovela.com

The club is a two story black brick building 1/3 rd of a block below Hollywood Bl. There are parking lots on Selma as well as Cahuenga. Meters need to be fed till 8pm.

Avoid Cahuenga street parking. The signs are deceptive.

Tongue & Groove – July 27, 2014

SPREADING THE WORD for 10 YEARS!

A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry + music. This month features: Jervey Tervalon “Monster Chef”, Dan Fante “Point Doom”, Laura House, Mike O’Connell “Impractical Pocket Posey”, Cynthia Romanowski and our musical guest is TBD.

Sunday, July 27th
6-7:30 pm
The Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

$7.00 at the door

RSVP here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/671927786232758/

Jervey Tervalon was born in New Orleans and raised in Los Angeles, and got his MFA in Creative Writing from UC Irvine. He is the author of six books including Understanding This, for which he won the Quality Paper Book Club’s New Voices Award. Currently he is the Executive Director of “Literature for Life,” an educational advocacy organization, and Creative Director of The Pasadena LitFest.

Dan Fante was born and raised in Los Angeles and lives in West. L.A.. He is an author, poet, and playwright and has written numerous screenplays. His work is published in eight languages. He is the son of acclaimed Los Angeles author John Fante. Dan’s latest book is a detective thriller ‘Point Doom’.

Laura House. Comic, writer and meditation teacher. Spiritual smart-ass. Raw-curious. There are a lot of rooms in this house. You can hear her regularly on The David Feldman podcast and radio show. She performs stand-up & writes for TV & film. She also has essays in several books, like Anna David’s True Tales of Lust and Love.

Cynthia Romanowski holds an MFA in fiction from UC Riverside’s low residency program in Palm Desert. She is a former prose editor of The Coachella Review and a regular contributor to Lit Central OC. Her short stories have appeared in The Weekly Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, MARY: A Journal Of New Writing and The Whistling Fire. She has been a featured reader with Dirty Laundry Lit the New Short Fiction Series.

Mike O’Connell is a comedian, musician, poet and host of the Drunken Tales of Glory and Shame at Monty Bar on 7th near downtown.

Come early! Seating is limited and we start on time! tongueandgroovela.com

The club is a two story black brick building 1/3 rd of a block below Hollywood Bl. There are parking lots on Selma as well as Cahuenga. Meters need to be fed till 8pm.

Avoid Cahuenga street parking. The signs are deceptive.

SPREADING THE WORD for 10 YEARS!

A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo. This  month features:  Ann Gelder “Bigfoot and the Baby“, Chris Wells – Secret City, Adrian Todd Zuniga – Literary Death Match, Xavier Cavazos “Barbarian at the Gate”, Amanda Montell and our  musical guest is Josephine Johnson

 

Sunday June 22nd
6-7:30 pm
The Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 No. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca 90028
$6.00

https://www.facebook.com/events/640114956071341/

 

Ann Gelder‘s work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Crazyhorse, Flavorwire, The Millions, The Rumpus, Tin House, and other publications. She has taught literature at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked as an online producer and marketing consultant. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.Bigfoot and the Baby is both a love song and a Molotov cocktail to the American myth of self-reinvention

Chris Wells is an award winning writer/performer who divides his time between New York and Los Angeles. As host of The Secret City, an Obie-award winning gathering for artists and art lovers, Wells curates, produces and emcees a monthly event that is part salon, part cabaret and part ceremony. As a writer, Wells creates original solo work and first person stories about his life. He lives in Woodstock with his boyfriend, Bobby Lucy, where he is at work on his first book, The Bermuda Triangle Inn, a Memoir in 29 Stories. www.thesecretcity.org

Adrian Todd Zuniga is the host/creator/CCO of Literary Death Match (a literary event now featured in 53 cities worldwide), and founding editor of Opium Magazine. His fiction has been featured in Readux, Gopher Illustrated and Stymie, and online at Lost Magazine and McSweeney’s. He lives between Los Angeles and guest rooms all over Europe. He longs for a Chicago Cubs World Series and an EU passport.

Amanda Montell is an East Coast-born writer, blogger and pizza enthusiast living in Los Angeles. She graduated magna cum laude from NYU in December 2013. She has work published in Thought Catalog, Underwater New York and Trop magazine. One day she’ll have an MFA and a book, but until then, you can find her atInstagram.com/elysianplain.

Xavier Cavazos is a former Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam Champion. He is the author of “Barbarian at the Gate” and “Diamond Grove Slave Tree”, was awarded the inaugural Ice Cube Press Prairie Seed Poetry Prize and is forthcoming in 2015. He currently teaches in the Writing Specialization Program at Central Washington University.

Josephine Johnson grew up in Greentown, Indiana, a small farming community where she learned to work hard and follow through with things. She first sang to trees and listened for the melodies in the nature around her to tell the stories of the things she’d heard and seen.

 

Come early!  Seating is limited and we start on time! tongueandgroovela.com

There is usually ample street parking, but meters need to be fed till 8pm.  Read the signs carefully, but don’t park on Cahuenga other than a parking lot or on Selma. 

 

SPREADING THE WORD for 10 YEARS!

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“Tongue & Groove”

A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo. This  month features: Daniel Romo “When Kerosene’s Involved “, Juliet Escoria “Black Cloud”Susan Wyler “Solsbury Hill”, Lynn Ferguson and our musical guest is Mackenzie Graham  

Sunday May 18th  

6-7:30 pm

The Hotel Cafe

1623 1/2 No. Cahuenga Blvd.

Hollywood, Ca 90028

$6.00

 Daniel Romo is the author of When Kerosene’s Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014) and Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013). His poetry and photography can be found in The Los Angeles Review, Gargoyle, MiPOesias, Yemassee, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and teaches English and creative writing. He accepts and rejects prose poems as the Head Poetry Editor for Cease, Cows. He lives in Long Beach, CA and bleeds Dodger Blue… A lot.

 Juliet Escoria is from San Diego, CA. She has an MFA in fiction writing from Brooklyn College, a BA in creative writing from UC Riverside, and has been editing and producing content for Electric Literature’s blog, The Outlet, since 2010. “Juliet Escoria” is a pen name she picked up in 2012 because she got a job at a religious university. You can find her real name out pretty damn easily. A Leo-Virgo cusp, only child, bipolar bears, and sober addict, Ms. Escoria is endlessly relaxed and patient. Just kidding. She’s really just a dumb mongoose.

 Susan Wyler is a published poet and novelist with degrees in cultural and intellectual history from UCLA and Oxford University.  Her book of poetry, Oklahoma Gothic: the Castle – a collaborative endeavour with the painter Deloss McGraw – was published by University of Oklahoma Press.  Her novel, Solsbury Hill, is published by Riverhead Books, Penguin Group.

 Lynn Ferguson is a Scottish writer, actress, comedian and presenter. She is the sister of comedian Craig Ferguson and is known for voicing the character of Mac in the animated film, Chicken Run

MACK is a provocative, yet innocent singer/songwriter and guitarist with a serious edge. Her musical inspiration stems from influences of her upbringing; a combination of her travels through maturity into adulthood and experiencing the ups and downs of different relationships.

 Come early!  Seating is limited and we start on time! tongueandgroovela.com

There is usually ample street parking, but meters need to be fed till 8pm.  Read the signs carefully, but don’t park on Cahuenga. There is a parking lot right behind the club for 6 bucks or so or there are other lots on Selma between Cahuenga and Cole for 5-6 dollars.

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PEN Center USA and Tongue and Groove present a reading by the 2014 Emerging Voices Fellows at Hotel Café. This year’s fellows are Brandon Jordan Brown, Marci Carrillo, Andrés Reconco, Margaret Spilman, Hanne Steen, and Victor Vazquez.  Our musical guest is The Get Down Boys

Saturday April 26
Reading @ 6 PM ( door open at 5:30)
$6 cover (21+)
The Hotel Café
1623½ N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

PEN Center USA’s mission is to stimulate and maintain interest in the written word, to foster a vital literary culture, and to defend freedom of expression domestically and internationally.

Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship that aims to provide new writers who lack access with the tools they will need to launch a professional writing career. Over the course of the year, each Emerging Voices fellow participates in a professional mentorship, hosted Q & A evenings with prominent local authors, a series of Master classes focused on genre, and at least two public readings.

Location and parking: the Hotel Cafe is a two story black brick structure a quarter of a block below Hollywood Bl. The entrance is through a driveway and at the rear of the building. Meters need to fed till 8pm so to be safe please consider using a parking lot.  Don’t park  at a meter on Cahuenga- the signs are misleading.